Steamboat briefs: Report of burglary in Hayden unsubstantiated

A Hayden man was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center Monday to be evaluated after police officers did not find a burglar in the man’s home as he claimed.

The man called police around 9:30 a.m. to report someone was in the bottom story of his home robbing him. He told dispatchers he was in the top floor of the home and could not speak freely.

Police then surrounded the home.

The man who called police then climbed out of a window and onto the roof of the home on Spruce Street and yelled to police that someone else was still inside his house trying to rob him.

Police searched the man’s home and found no other person, nor any signs the house had been robbed or entered by anyone else.

“It turns out there was no burglary,” Hayden Police Chief Greg Tuliszewski said.

Tuliszewski declined to elaborate on the reason for the medical evaluation other than to say it could determine if medications or a medical condition led to the unsubstantiated burglary report.

“He truly believed someone was breaking in,” Tuliszewski said. “We could find no evidence of that.”

Winter Sports Club to host Sorel Soiree celebration

The Steamboat SpringsWinter Sports Club will be hosting its annual Sorel Soiree, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Howelsen Hill, on Feb. 6. The party will be held at the base of Howelsen Hill in a huge tent on Vanatta Field.

Marno’s Custom Catering will be providing the food, and there will be wine, beer and shots of Schnapps and Fireball from ice-sculpted shot luges. “Missed The Boat” will be playing live, and those who attend wear old-fashioned or new formal attire with their Sorel boots.

Cocktails and food will be served beginning at 7 p.m. and the band will start playing at 9 p.m. Tickets are $90 per person and include all drinks, food, dancing and fun. Event proceeds benefit the Winter Sports Club.

Tickets will be sold from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Howelsen Hill. The event sells out quickly.

If tickets are left after this week’s sales, they will be sold online at starting at 9 a.m. Jan. 14. Call Nancy Perricone at 970-846-2506 for more information.

Tobacco Free Program classes to begin Tuesday

A new series of Tobacco Free Program classes will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Tuesday and continuing through Feb. 10 at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association in Steamboat Springs, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. The program, which is free, provides peer support and help overcoming nicotine addiction and quitting smoking or using smokeless tobacco. It is recommended participants attend all six classes, but drop-ins also are welcome. To sign up or speak to a tobacco cessation counselor, call 970-871-7338.

Winter logging ongoing in national forest; trail closed

A short stretch of groomed snowmobile trail will be closed this winter for logging operations near No Name Creek on a southeast portion of the Routt National Forest, according to a news release from the U.S. Forest Service.

Snowmobilers should prepare in advance to use alternate travel routes. The affected travel route is Forest Road 792, sometimes called the Peterson Creek Road, south of Gould, in the vicinity of Owl Mountain on the Parks Ranger District.

Initially, work will be taking place on the 792 Road segment between the junctions with Forest Road 790 (Owl Mountain Tower connector) and Forest Road 740 (main Gould-Teller City trail). 

The No Name area project is part of a forest-wide long-term stewardship Contract with Confluence Energy’s Kremmling and Walden operations. Logging work has been ongoing since this past fall and will continue through the winter months.

Pending on the progress of operations and the status of timber sales in the area, there is the potential for forest visitors to encounter an additional segment closure on the 792 Road later this winter, between Forest Road 790 and the BLM boundary at the western edge of the National Forest.

During the initial closure of the 792 Road, snowmobile traffic may still access the area via the 790 and 791 Roads to the south.

Work will occur on any day of the week, so forest users should be alert for logging traffic, equipment, and log trucks hauling at any time. 

Information on other road closures and projects can be found at or by following the MBRTB on Twitter, @MBRNFsTBNG.

Registration extended for after-school teen programs

Registration has been extended for all Session III after-school teen programs offered by the city of Steamboat Springs, which take place from January through March. Programs offered include: G.R.O.W – Girls Reaching Out Wider; archery; CrossFit and Theater Club. Prices vary from $100 to $200 per program, and scholarships are available. To register or for more program information, including dates, visit

CMC figure drawing class is seeking nude models

Colorado Mountain College Alpine Campus’s figured drawing class is seeking nude models for the spring class to be held at the Depot Art Center. Models will be paid $20 per hour and will do quick poses for 20 minutes and a long pose for 2 1/2 hours. Classes are held from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. No experience is necessary, and models would be expected to be at all classes for the project in which they are modeling. Each project will run three to four consecutive weeks. For more information, contact CMC instructor Jeff Roth at

Cross country skiing fitness series for women offered

Catamount Touring Center will offer a women’s cross country ski fitness series beginning Friday. The six-week, progressive cross country ski clinics will focus on improving technique, gaining fitness and having fun. The skate ski group meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Fridays and the classic ski group meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. Fridays. Cost is $175 for all six weeks or $40 per week on a drop-in basis. Rental equipment available. Call 970-871-6667 for reservations.

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